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    Send To Context Menu
    How to Customize the Send To Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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    30 May 2007
    Send To Context Menu

    How to Customize the Send To Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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    This tutorial will show you how to add or delete shortcuts from the "Send To" context menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    The items for the Send To context menu are located in the hidden system folder below.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    Tip   Tip
    To remove or show drive letters in the Send To context menu, see: How to Remove or Show Drive Letters in the Vista and Windows 7 Send To Context Menu . Drives in the Send To menu can cause it to open slowly or hang for a bit if the hard drives have to spin up first before accessing them.

    EXAMPLE: Send To Context Menu with added Notepad
    Send To Context Menu-sendto.jpg


    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open the SendTo folder.

    2. Open a Windows Explorer window, navigate to the hidden system folder below, and go to step 4 below.
    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
    3. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type shell:sendto, press Enter, and go to step 4 below.

    4. Add or Delete any drive, folder, or application shortcut you like that uses the Open With option for the Send To window below.

    NOTE: For example: Notepad, Paint, Photo Gallery, dvd drive, any folder, etc. For a drive, right click on the drive in Computer and click Create Shortcut for it to placed on the desktop, then move the shortcut to here.
    Send To Context Menu-sendto_window.jpg

    That's it,
    Shawn





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    Re: SendTo context menu

    Updated 11-22-2007 to include the restore default Send To items.

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    I have checked both my Sent To folders and they do not contain any references to my mapped network drives, however all mapped network drives are appearing in the Send To list.

    This means if I accidentally hover over the Send To menu so that it expands, Vista
    interrogates all the network drives which means spinning up all 8 disks in my NAS whcih takes about 30-45 seconds - VERY ANNOYING.

    Any ideas how I can stop this?

    Here is a really useful application I have come across that allows you to customise the Send To menu, including adding useful options such as being able to send to the Quick Launch menu.

    And its FREE!

    :: gabrieleponti.com ::

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    Hi Jedinight2002,

    I suppose that you could remove the ones that you do not plan on using Send To with from the Send To folder.

    That's a nice free program you ran across. I wish it had some more options though on what it can add.

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

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    Hi Jedinight2002,
    I suppose that you could remove the ones that you do not plan on using Send To with from the Send To folder.
    Sorry Shawn, I don't understand what you are suggesting.

    The options in the Send To Menu are not the same as the icons in the send to folder. See attached:

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by jedinight2002 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Jedinight2002,
    I suppose that you could remove the ones that you do not plan on using Send To with from the Send To folder.
    Sorry Shawn, I don't understand what you are suggesting.

    The options in the Send To Menu are not the same as the icons in the send to folder. See attached:
    Sorry Jedinight,

    This will show you how to remove the drive letters from the Send To context menu.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...e-letters.html

    Shawn

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    Hi, I have followed your tutorial, but the shortcut I have created in the sendto folder still doesn't appear in the context menu. here is what I did.

    1. open the run dialog, and type in shell:sendto, and hit enter. (send to folder appears)
    2. and as in xp, i right click on the window and bring up the context menu, click "new" and then "shortcut"
    3. then I have located an exe (I have tried a folder as well), and finish creating the shortcut.

    now, i go back to my desktop and pick any file, the shortcut i have just created still does not appear on the send to context menu. any idea?

    is there still any windows policy which may have an effect?

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    Hello Dereklio, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Did you put the shortcut into the Send To window? You can only use a location (ex: folder) to add to the Send To menu, or a shortcut of an exe file that uses Open With (ex: Notepad).

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    thank you very much for your reply. yes, i did trying both.
    i right click on the send to windows and use new --> shortcut to create the shortcut. I created the shortcut to Notepad.exe. and then I double click on the shortcut within the send to explorer windows and it does bring up Notepad.

    I followed the same procedure in winxp and it works fine, the shortcut appears immediately in the context menu, but with my vista installation, it doesn't work as expected. so i wonder if there is any further setting in vista that can prevent it from happening?

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    Re: Send To Context Menu

    Dereklio,

    What file are you trying to add to the Send To menu?

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